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Prosecutor: Michael Avenatti saw dollar signs in Nike fraud

Prosecutor: Michael Avenatti saw dollar signs in Nike fraud

NEW YORK — A deep-in-debt Michael Avenatti threatened to deploy his big social media and television presence like a “modern weapon” to try to extort up to $25 million from Nike, a prosecutor claimed Wednesday while a lawyer for the California attorne
Americans from China virus zone evaluated at military base

Americans from China virus zone evaluated at military base

RIVERSIDE, Calif.
Leaked report shows United Nations suffered hack

Leaked report shows United Nations suffered hack

GENEVA — Sophisticated hackers infiltrated U.N. networks in Geneva and Vienna last year in an apparent espionage operation that top officials at the world body kept largely quiet.
Rapper Fetty Wap likely to see charges tossed in Vegas fight

Rapper Fetty Wap likely to see charges tossed in Vegas fight

LAS VEGAS — A judge has agreed to dismiss charges against Fetty Wap stemming from a fight last year at a Las Vegas hotel if the rapper stays out of trouble.

Isabel Allende talks about migration, life, aging and love

NEW YORK — Over the last year, Isabel Allende has been coping with loss and grief after the passing of her mother, a stepfather whom she “adored”, and an ex-husband.
Ex-prosecutor: Bryant would have been convicted in Colorado

Ex-prosecutor: Bryant would have been convicted in Colorado

DENVER — The prosecutor who pursued sexual assault charges against Kobe Bryant 17 years ago believes he would have won a conviction if the case had gone to trial and that the woman who accused Bryant would have received more support if the case had b
Fed leaves key rate unchanged at low level amid global risks

Fed leaves key rate unchanged at low level amid global risks

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve kept its key interest rate unchanged at a low level Wednesday amid an economy that looks solid but faces potential global threats, including from China’s viral outbreak.
UAE confirms 4 Chinese tourists have virus, first in Mideast

UAE confirms 4 Chinese tourists have virus, first in Mideast

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A family of four Chinese tourists in the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday became the first cases in the Mideast of a new Chinese virus that causes flu-like symptoms, with an Emirati doctor saying the first to fall ill o
Putin pardons Israeli woman jailed in Russia on drug charges

Putin pardons Israeli woman jailed in Russia on drug charges

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has pardoned an Israeli woman who had been jailed on drug charges, the Kremlin said Wednesday.
Justice Sotomayor teases new picture book on civics, heroes

Justice Sotomayor teases new picture book on civics, heroes

MIAMI — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor wants young children to think of citizenship in a different way.